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Journal papers

16. Davis , D.N., Y. Luo & K. Liu (2003) Combining KADS with Zeus to Develop a Multi-Agent E-Commerce     Application, International Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 3(3-4):315-335, Kluwer

15. Liu, Kecheng, Lily Sun, Joseph Barjis, Jan L.G. Dietz (2002) Modelling Dynamic Behaviour of Business Organisations: extension of DEMO from a semiotic perspective, Knowledge-Based Systems Journal, 16(2), 101-111 (ISSN 09507051).

14. Liu, Kecheng, Lily Sun, Keith Bennett (2002) Co-Design of Business and IT Systems - Introduction by guest editors, special issue of Co-Design of Business and IT Systems, J. of Information Systems Frontiers, 4(3), 251-256.

13. Barjis, Joseph, Samuel Chong, Kecheng Liu, Jan L.G. Dietz (to appear 2002). Engineering Agent-Based E- Commerce Systems using the Semiotic Approach and the DEMO Transaction Concept, International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making, issue 3 (ISSN: 0219-6220)

12. Luo, Yuan, Kecheng Liu and Darryl N Davis (2002). A Multi-Agent Framework for Decision Support in Stock Trading, IEEE Networking, 16(1), 20-27.

11. Liu, Kecheng, Lily Sun, Alan Dix & Mohan Narasipuram (2001). Norm Based Agency for Designing Collaborative Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, 11, 229-247.

10. Uden, Lorna, Kecheng Liu, Gary Shank (2001) Linking radical constructivism and semiotics to design a constructivist learning environment, Journal of Computing in Higher Education, Spring 2001, 12(2), 34-51.

9.  Sun, L. & K. Liu (2001). A method for interactive articulation of information requirements for strategic decision support, Information and Software Technology, 43(4), pp 247-26.

8.  Stamper, Ronald, Kecheng Liu, Mark Hafkamp & Yasser Ades (2000) Understanding the Role of Signs and Norms in Organisations, - a semiotic approach to information systems design, Journal of Behaviour and Information Technology, 19(1) 15-27.

7.  Chong Samuel and Liu Kecheng (2000) The Social Aspects Neglected in E-Commerce, Ubiquity - an ACM Magazine and Forum, 1(19).

6.  Liu, Kecheng & Tina Ong (1999) A Modelling Approach for Handling Business Rules and Exceptions, The Computer Journal, 42(3), 221-231.

5.  Liu, Kecheng, Geoff Crum & Kristian Dines (1998). Design Issues in a Semiotic Description of User Responses to Three Interfaces, Int. Journal of Behaviour & Information Technology, Vol 17, No.3, pp175-184.

4.  Gilliband, D. & K. Liu (1998). Object Oriented Design: Quality and Metrics. Journal of Object Oriented Programming, Vol.10, No.8, January 1998, pp 56-59.

3.  Stockman, A.G. & K. Liu (1996). Development Support: Supporting Work Groups During Software Development. GSE Journal, pp3-8, 1996-2.

2.  Gillibrand, David & Kecheng Liu (1995). Specification of the Dynamics of Object Behaviour, Report on Object Analysis and Design, 2(2), pp28-32.

1.  Stamper, Ronald; Liu, Kecheng; Kolkman, Martin; Klarenberg, Paul; van Slooten, Fjodor; Ades, Yaser & van Slooten, Cees (1991). From Database to Normbase, International Journal of Information Management, 11(67-84).

Conference papers

49.Sun, L., Ousmanou, K. and Williams, S. (2004) Articulation of Learners Requirements for Personalised Instructional Design in E-Learning Services. in the proceedings of The Third International Conference of Web-based Learning (ICWL). Beijing.

48.Sun, L., Fu, Y. and Williams, S. (2004) E-learning Services Provision and Management. in the proceedings of The Third International Conference of Web-based Learning (ICWL). Beijing. pp209-216

47.Tan, S. Liu, K. (2004) A Semiotic Approach to Organisational Modelling Using Norm Analysis, 6th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems , Porto, Portugal, April 14-17.

46.Liu, K. and M. Hu (2004, to appear) A Semiotic Analysis of E-Policing Strategies in the United Kingdom, In W. Huang, K. Siau, K.K. Wei (eds), Digital Government: Strategies and Implementations in Developed and Developing Countries, Idea Group Publishing, USA.

45.Fu, Y., Liu, K. (2003) E-learning as a Process of Knowledge Construction--a constructivist and semiotic perspective, Warwick, UK, April 9-11.

44.Tan, S. Liu, K. (2003) Requirement Engineering for Organisational Modelling, Proceeding UK Academy For Information Systems, United Kingdom, April 9-1.

43.Sun, L., S.A. Williams and K. Liu (2003) Knowledge Construction in E-Learning: Designing an E-Learning Environment, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Angers, France, Vol. 4, pp, 111-118.

42 . Liu K. (2003) Incorporating Human Aspects into Grid Computing for Collaborative Work, Keynote at the ACM Workshop on Grid Computing and e-Science, 21 June, 2003, San Francisco.

41.Sun, L., S.A. Williams, K. Ousmanou and J. Lubega (2003) Building Personalised Functions into Dynamic Content Packaging to Support Individual Learners, Proceedings of The 2nd European Conference on e-Learning, Glasgow, pp. 439-448.

40.Johns, K., S.A. Williams, K. Baker and L. Sun (2003) Uses of a Learning Object", presented at TEL 2003: Technology-enhanced Learning, Milan, Italy, pp. 1-7.

39.Baranauskas, M.C.C., Salles, J., Liu, K. (2002) Analysing Communication in the Context of a Software Production Organisation. 4th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Ciudad Real, Spain, April 3-6.

38.Liu, K. and L. Sun (2002) Applying Semiotics in Constructive Learning, Proceedings of International Conference on Teaching for 21 st Century, Macau.

37.Hanlon, S. and L. Sun (2002) Building an Application Service Provider (ASP) e-business architecture, Proceedings of The International Conference on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing .

36.Sun, L. and S. Peters (2002) Filling the gap between information architecture and information requirements for e-businesses, Proceedings of International Conference on E-Business (ICEB2002), Beijing, pp. 245-250, ISBN 7-81-13-975-4.

35.Lawton, S. and L. Sun, A Design of Schema for Business Object Re-Use in E-Enterprise, Proceedings of International Conference on E-Business (ICEB2002), Beijing, 2002, pp. 181-188, ISBN 7-81-13-975-4.

34.Hanlon, S. and L. Sun (2002) A Framework for the Dynamic Alignment of Strategies, Proceedings of  4 th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS2002), Spain, Vol 2, pp. 752-757.

33.Hoyle, I. and L. Sun (2002) A Design of XML Framework for e-Business Applications, Proceedings of 4 th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS2002), Spain, Vol 2, pp. 922- 928.

32.Chong, Samuel, Michael, Heng, Kecheng Liu (2001) The Social Consequences of Using Agent-Based Systems, The Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS2001), Association of Information Systems (AIS), ACM SIGMIS, June 20-22, Seoul, Korea.

31.Ling, Bin, Colin Allison, Kecheng Liu (2001), An Agent-Based Knowledge Sharing Model for Information Retrieval on the Internet, Proceedings of ICEIS - International Conference of Enterprise Information Systems, July (7-10), Setúbal, Portugal.

30.Chong, S., K. Liu, J.L.G. Dietz & J. Barjis (2001) Workflow modeling and simulation using semantic analysis and petri-nets, The 4th International EUROSIM Congress: 'SHAPING FUTURE WITH SIMULATION', June 26-29, 2001, Delft, The Netherlands.

29.Yuan Luo, Darryl N Davis, and Kecheng Liu (2001) Information and Knowledge Exchange in a Multi-Agent System for Stock Trading, The Enterprise Networking, Applications and Services Conference, Sponsored by IEEE Communications Society and the International Engineering Consortium, 4-6 June 2001, Atlanta, GA, USA, pp47-55, ISBN 0-7803-7342-1.

28.Yuan Luo, Darryl N Davis, and Kecheng Liu (2001) Using KADS to Design a Multi-Agent Framework for Stock Trading, Proceedings of International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IC-AI'2001), Las Vegas, USA, June 25-28, 2001, pp. 1149-1156.

27.S. Chong, K. Liu, J.L.G. Dietz, J. Barjis (2001) Workflow modeling and simulation using semantic analysis and petri nets, 4th International EUROSIM Congress, Delft, The Netherlands June 26 - 29, 2001.

26.Yeung, Leo, Lily Sun, Kecheng Liu (2000) A framework for E-Commerce Strategy, in Qun Jin, Jie Li, Nan Zhang, Jingde Cheng, Clement Yu, Schichi Noguchi (eds), Emerging Technologies and New Challenges in Information Society - the proceedings of international conference IS 2000, University Aizu and IEEE Japan Council, Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Japan, pp14-21.

25.Chong, Samuel & Kecheng, Liu (2000) Why Didn't Someone Tell Me about My Responsibilities? The DEON Methodology for Modelling Agent-Based E-Commerce Systems, Third UK Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems sponsored by FIPA, Hewlett Packard, EPSRC, St. Catherine's College, Oxford University 14-15 December 2000.

24.K. Liu, S. Zhou & H. Yang (2000), Quality Metrics of Object-Oriented Design for Software Development and Re-development, Proceedings of the 1st Asis-Pacific Conference on Quality Software , (eds) T.H. Tse & T.Y. Chen, the University of Hong Kong, and IEEE Hong Kong Section, October 30-31, pp127-138.

23.Z. Chen, B. Xue, K. Liu H. Yang & J. Zhang (2000). An Approach to Analysing Dependency of Concurrent Programs, Proceedings of the 1st Asis-Pacific Conference on Quality Software, (eds) T.H. Tse & T.Y. Chen, the University of Hong Kong, and IEEE Hong Kong Section, October 30-31, pp39-43.

22.Chong, S. & Liu, K. (2000). "A Semiotic Approach to Improve the Design Quality of Agent-Based Information Systems", 3rd International Workshop in Organisational Semiotics, Stafford, England.

21.Liu, Kecheng, Lily Sun, Joseph Barjis & Jan Dietz (2000) Capturing Organisational Behaviour with Dynamic Modelling, 16th IFIP World Congress: International Conference on Information Technology for Business Management, 21-25 August, Beijing, pp226-233.

20.He, Runzhuo, Kecheng Liu (2000) An Integrated Secure Trading Protocol for Electronic Commerce, 16th IFIP World Congress: International Conference on Communication Technology, 21-25 August, Beijing, pp570-581.

19.Liu, Kecheng, Yuan Luo & Darryl Davis (2000) A Multi-Agent Framework for Stock Trading, 16th IFIP World Congress: International Conference on Intelligent Information Processing, 21-25 August, Beijing, pp470-477.

18.Sun, L., R. Newton, K. Liu (2000) Interactive Articulation of Information Requirements for Strategic Decision Support, 16th IFIP World Congress: International Conference on Information Technology for Business Management, 21-25 August, Beijing, pp717-725.

17.Filipe, Joaquim, Kecheng Liu (2000) The EDA Model: an organisational semiotics perspective to norm-based agent design, Workshop on Norms and Institutions in Multi-agent Systems, in conjunction with Autonomous Agents, Barcelona, 3-7 June.

16.Chong, Samuel, Kecheng Liu (2000) A Semiotic Approach for Modelling and Designing Agent-Based Information Systems based on Roles and Norms, Second International Bi-Conference Workshop on AGENT-ORIENTED INFORMATION SYSTEMS (AOIS-2000), 5-6 June 2000, Stockholm (Sweden) at CAiSE*00 (http://www.aois.org/). Also in: Agent-Oriented Information Systems 2000. Proceedings of AOIS-2000 at CAiSE*00. iCue Publishing, Berlin, ISBN: 3-8311-0093-4

15.Runzhuo He, Kecheng Liu (2000) Towards A Secure and Complete Protocol for Electronic Commerce, Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, 5-7 July 2000, Stafford, pp435-441.

14.Peter Hoornaert, Kecheng Liu (2000) Visual Representation of Artificial Stimulation of Nerves and Muscle, Proceedings of the 4th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI2000), Orlando, USA, in July 23-26, 2000, vol x, pp302-307. (Received the Award of the Best Paper in the session SCI in Biology and Medicine III)

13.Filipe, Joaquim, Kecheng Liu & Bernadette Sharp (2000) Organisation Simulation Based on Normative Knowledge and Role Modelling, AAAI Spring Symposium workshop "Bringing Knowledge to Business Processes", Technical Report SS-00-03, Stanford, March 2000, pp.136-138.

11.Liu, Kecheng, Lily Sun (2000) Capturing Temporality and Intentionalilty in Information Systems, Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on the Language-Action Perspective on Communication Modelling (LAP2000), Mareike School and Christoph Quix (eds), 14-16 September 2000, Aachen, pp77-93.

10.Sun, L. and R.W. Newton (2000) MITAIS for Articulation of Information Requirements in Strategic Decision Support. In: Proceedings of Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS2000) , Californis, USA, Vol. 1, pp.48-53.

9. Feng, Junkang, Kecheng Liu, Abel Usoro (2000) A mechanism for the establishment and representation of the informational content of a data schema, BIT2000, Manchester.

8. Chong, Y.C. & K. Liu (2000) A Semiotic Approach to the Design of Agent-Mediated E-Commerce, International Conference on Information Systems Concepts: An Integrated Discipline Emerging, IFIP WG8.1, University of Leiden, Leiden, 20-22 Sept 1999. In E. D. Falkenberg, K. Lyytinen, A.A. Verrijn-Stuart (eds), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, pp95-114.

7. Filipe, Joaquim, Bernadette Sharp, Kecheng Liu (1999) An Intelligent Agent-Based Methodology for Legacy Information Systems Integration. In Laurence Brooks & Chris Kimble (eds), Information Systems - The next generation, Proceedings of the 4th UKAIS'99 conference, 7-9 April 1999, York, 297-306, ISBN 007 709 5588.

6. Alderson, A., J. Yap, K. Liu & H.U. Shah (1999), Relating Organisational Semiotics, Process Modelling and Stakeholder Viewpoints to Elucidate and record Requirements. Proceedings of Systems Modelling for Business Process Improvement Workshop, 29-31 March 1999, University of Ulster, Coleraine Campus, Northern Ireland, 168-184. (Artech House.)

5. Filipe, Joaquim, Kecheng Liu, Bernadette Sharp (1999) Can Agents Model Organisational Roles? Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, August 9-12, 1999, Honolulu, Hawaii.

4.Liu, Kecheng, Albert Alderson & Zubair Qureshi (1999) Requirements Recovery of Legacy Systems by Analysing and Modelling Behaviour, Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Maintenance, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, pp3-12.

3.Sun, L. and R. W. Newton (1997) On-Line Configuration of Information Requirements for Executive Information Systems. Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences , Hawaii, USA, Vol. 3, pp. 530-538.

2. Sun, L. and R.W. Newton (1995) Towards a Knowledge-Based Strategic Information System . Proceedings of Pan Pacific Conference on Information Systems, Singapore, 1995, pp. 244-247, ISBN: 9971-62-389-7.

1. Timminga, E. and L. Sun (1991) CONTEST: A Computerised Test Construction System. In: J. Hoogstraten and W.J. van der Linden (eds), Onderwijsresearchdagen'91, Stichting Centrum voor Onderwijsonderzoek, Amsterdam University, Amsterdam, pp. 69-76.